Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media from May 2011

Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.

She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Charity bashing in the media is worse than just the inaccuracies

Charity bashing news stories are on the rise but the increasingly harsh tone is more of a worry than specific inaccuracies, says Kirsty Weakley.

True and Fair

There are number of problems with the latest research from the True and Fair Foundation's latest report. Kirsty Weakley highlights some of them.

The current government grant register is more murky than open data

The current government grants register does not help us to understand how much money the government gives to the sector and is sorely in need of improvement, says Kirsty Weakley.

Isn't it time we stopped talking about Kids Company?

There are lessons to be learned from the collapse of Kids Company, but we risk putting too much emphasis on one very atypical charity, says Kirsty Weakley.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

A culture of arrogance was at the root of Kids Company’s woes

Kids Company received enough unrestricted income that it could have built up sufficient reserves to see it through the crisis that led to its collapse. Kirsty Weakley asks why it did not.

Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government

As part of Open Data Day on Saturday SEUK and the Cabinet Office launched an online dashboard showing public sector funding to SEUK members over the past three financial years. Kirsty Weakley looks at what this tells us.

From tax cap to U-turn - how it all happened

Yesterday the sector celebrated as George Osborne announced the proposed cap on tax relief for large donations would be scrapped. Civilsociety.co.uk charts the progress of the sector's campaign.

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Team talk and a CRM upgrade

19 Jul 2016

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The ‘fake’ charity app scam could damage trust in charities

21 Jun 2016

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Environmentally-friendly printing - is it possible?

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Society Diary: Cocks not Glocks and RNLI to the rescue(s)

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Widespread payment of trustees could harm public perception of charities

15 Aug 2016

Andrew Purkis warns that making it easier to pay trustees could damage the public's perception of charities.